Report Title:

Controlled Substances; Precursor Chemicals

Description:

Updates the controlled substance list. Allows the Department of Public Safety by rule to temporarily revise or amend the regulated list 1 or 2 of chemicals temporarily pending a subsequent legislative session. Adding gama hydroxybutyric acid (GHB) to the list of the depressants. Adding GHB to the definition of dangerous and harmful drugs. (HB2206 HD1)

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

2206

TWENTY-SECOND LEGISLATURE, 2004

H.D. 1

STATE OF HAWAII

 


 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

RELATING TO CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES.

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

SECTION 1. Section 329-18, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by amending subsection (c) to read as follows:

"(c) Depressants. Unless listed in another schedule, any material, compound, mixture, or preparation containing any quantity of the following substances having a depressant effect on the central nervous system:

(1) Any compound, mixture, or preparation containing amobarbital, secobarbital, pentobarbital, or any salt thereof and one or more other active medicinal ingredients which are not listed in any schedule;

(2) Any suppository dosage form containing amobarbital, secobarbital, pentobarbital, or any salt of any of these drugs and approved by the Food and Drug Administration for marketing only as a suppository;

(3) Any substance that contains any quantity of a derivative of barbituric acid or any salt thereof, including the substance butalbital;

(4) Chlorhexadol;

(5) Ketamine [hydrochloride;], its salts, isomers, and salts of isomers, also known as (+ or -)-2-(2-chlorophenyl)-2-(methylamino)-cyclohexanone;

(6) Lysergic acid;

(7) Lysergic acid amide;

(8) Methyprylon;

(9) Sulfondiethylmethane;

(10) Sulfonethylmethane;

(11) Sulfonmethane; [and]

(12) Tiletamine/Zolazepam (Telazol, 2-(ethylamino)-2-(-thienyl)-cyclohexanone, flupyrazapon) or any salts thereof[.]; and

(13) Gamma hydroxybutyric acid and its salts, isomers, and salts of isomers that are contained in a drug product for which an application has been approved under section 505 of the federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act."

SECTION 2. Section 329-61, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:

"329-61 Substances subject to reporting. (a) List 1 chemicals. Any manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer, or other person who sells, transfers, or otherwise furnishes any of the following substances to any person in this State or for use in this State shall submit a report to the department of all those transactions:

(1) Phenyl-2-propanone;

(2) Methylamine and its salts;

(3) Phenylacetic acid, its esters and salts;

(4) Ephedrine, its salts, optical isomers, and salts of optical isomers;

(5) Pseudoephedrine, its salts, optical isomers, and salts of optical isomers;

(6) Norpseudoephedrine, its salts, optical isomers, and salts of optical isomers;

(7) Phenylpropanolamine, its salts, optical isomers, and salts of optical isomers;

(8) Hydriodic acid;

(9) Benzyl cyanide;

(10) Benzyl chloride;

(11) N-methylformamide;

(12) N-methylephedrine, its salts, optical isomers, and salts of optical isomers;

(13) N-ethylephedrine;

(14) N-ethylpseudoephedrine;

(15) N-methylpseudoephedrine, its salts, optical isomers, and salts of optical isomers;

(16) Chloroephedrine;

(17) Chloropseudoephedrine;

(18) Ethylamine;

(19) D-lysergic acid;

(20) Ergotamine and its salts;

(21) Piperidine and its salts;

(22) N-acetylanthranilic acid, its esters and salts;

(23) Anthranilic acid, its esters and salts;

(24) Propionic anhydride;

(25) Isosafrole;

(26) Safrole;

(27) Piperonal;

(28) Thionychloride;

(29) Ergonovine and its salts;

(30) 3,4-Methylenedioxyphenyl-2-propanone;

(31) Benzaldehyde;

(32) Nitroethane;

[(33) Red phosphorus;

(34) Iodine crystals;

(35)] (33) Iodine at concentrations greater than 1.5 per cent by weight in a solution or matrix above the threshold of two ounces in a single transaction;

[(36)] (34) Gamma butyrolactone (GBL) including butyrolactone; butyrolactone gamma; 4-butyrolactone; 2(3H)-furanone dihydro; dihydro-2(3H)-furanone; tetrahydro-2-furanone; 1,2-butanolide; 1,4-butanolide; 4-butanolide; gamma-hydroxybutyric acid lactone; 3-hydroxybutyric acid lactone; and 4-hydroxybutanoic acid lactone with chemical abstract service number 96-48-0;

[(37)] (35) 1,4-butanediol, including butanediol; butane-1,4-diol; 1,4-butylene glycol; butylene glycol; 1,4-dihydroxybutane; 1,4-tetramethylene glycol; tetramethylene glycol; and tetramethylene; 1,4-diol;

[(38)] (36) Hypophosphorous acid and its salts (including ammonium hypophosphite, calcium hypophosphite, iron hypophosphite, potassium hypophosphite, manganese hypophosphite, magnesium hypophosphite, and sodium hypophosphite);

[(39) White phosphorus (other names yellow phosphorus)]; and

[(40)] (37) Anhydrous ammonia.

(b) List 2 chemicals. Any manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer, or other person who sells, transfers, or otherwise furnishes any extraordinary quantity of any of the following chemicals, or sells, transfers, or otherwise furnishes the chemicals through the use of an uncommon method of payment or delivery or under any other circumstances that may make that person believe that the following chemicals could be used in violation of this part by any person in this State, shall report to the department all those transactions of:

[(1) Acetic anhydride;

(2)] (1) Acetone;

[(3)] (2) Ethyl ether;

[(4)] (3) Potassium permanganate;

[(5)] (4) 2-Butanone (or methyl ethyl ketone or MEK);

[(6)] (5) Toluene;

[(7)] (6) Hydrochloric acid;

[(8)] (7) Sulfuric acid;

[(9)] (8) Methyl isobutyl ketone (MIBK);

[(10)] (9) Hydrogen chloride; and

[(11)] (10) Methyl sulfone (MSM, DMS, Dimethyl sulfone or DMSO2).

(c) Additional chemicals. If a chemical is added or deleted as a regulated list 1 or list 2 chemical under federal law and notice of the designation is given to the department, the department may recommend that a corresponding change be made to state law. The department of public safety shall designate the chemical as added or deleted under this chapter after the expiration of thirty days from publication in the Federal Register of a final order and the change shall have the effect of law. If a chemical is added or deleted under this subsection, the control shall be temporary and, if the temporary designation of the added or deleted chemical is not permanently enacted in corresponding changes to this chapter at the next regular session of the legislature, the temporary designation shall be nullified.

(d) The department of public safety shall adopt rules pursuant to chapter 91 necessary for the purposes of this section; provided the rules adopted to add or subtract to list 1 or list 2 may be adopted without regard to chapter 91."

SECTION 3. Section 712-1240, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by amending the definitions of "dangerous drugs" and "harmful drug" to read as follows:

""Dangerous drugs" means any substance or immediate precursor defined or specified as a "Schedule I substance" or a "Schedule II substance" by chapter 329, or a substance specified in section 329-18(c)(13), except marijuana or marijuana concentrate.

"Harmful drug" means any substance or immediate precursor defined or specified as a "Schedule III substance" or a "Schedule IV substance" by chapter 329, or any marijuana concentrate except marijuana[.] and a substance specified in section 329-18(c)(13)."

SECTION 4. This Act does not affect rights and duties that matured, penalties that were incurred, and proceedings that were begun, before its effective date.

SECTION 5. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 6. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.